Emma Raducanu reveals dream of Andy Murray partnership at Wimbledon

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Emma Raducanu’s latest fashion venture saw her feature on the cover of Elle magazine, modelling pieces by Dior and Tiffany & Co.

The 19-year-old has brand deals with the famous fashion house and jeweller, and images of her in a number of different ensembles were peppered throughout an interview piece with actress Gemma Chan.

As well as fashion talk, Raducanu also discussed her achievements in tennis so far and highlighted a Wimbledon dream of hers.

Before she made history at the US Open by becoming the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam title, the Brit made her major debut on home soil at the All England Club.

Raducanu entered the tournament as a wildcard and went on to reach the fourth round after beating Vitalia Diatchenko, Markéta Vondroušová, and Sorana Cîrstea.

The teenager’s full ability on the grass courts is yet to be witnessed, as last year she was forced to withdraw from the competition due to breathing difficulties.

Wimbledon is a tournament that has held a special place in Raducanu’s heart since she was young and she recalls early memories of visiting the famous turf.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 03: Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates a point during her Ladies’ Singles third Round match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania during Day Six of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 03, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/David Gray – Pool/Getty Images)

“I remember my first trip to Wimbledon with my coach and another player who was my age. We were asking everyone for their autographs — and I mean everyone! I’ve still got photographs from that day.

“To be able to actually say that I’ve played on those courts, especially Court One and hopefully Centre Court, is pretty special.”

The All England Club will surely be a venue where Raducanu is looking to hopefully showcase her ability once again. But as well as wanting a solid singles run, she also revealed who would be her dream doubles partner if she ever got the opportunity. 

“Just once in my life, I’d love to play doubles with Andy Murray at Wimbledon,” she said.

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The British number one then discussed the “warm feeling” she had when playing in front of a home crowd and while many may feel the pressure of having so many eyes on your performance, she felt the supporters were behind her all the way.

“Last year, I kind of came out of nowhere and had never experienced anything like it — to have suddenly received all of that was amazing.”

Indeed, Raducanu had appeared in just one WTA Tour competition prior to making her Wimbledon debut. She broke onto the scene at the Nottingham Open in June 2021, losing in the first round but still starting to turn heads as a rising British talent.

After she became the youngest British woman to reach the Round of 16 at Wimbledon, she of course went on to demolish the competition in New York, scooping her first trophy on one of the world’s biggest tennis stages.

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